Three Nigerians get 40 year jail term for smuggling drugs, firearms into UK

Metropolitan Police, United Kingdom has disclosed that three Nigerians have been sentenced to a combined 40 years in UK jail over charges of conspiracy to supply firearms and drugs.

The trio, Kennedy Udo, 29, Michael Mgbedike, 22, and Emmanuel Okubote, 27, were convicted by Woolwich Crown Court.

According to Metropolitan Police, Udo of Avery Hill Road, Eltham, SE9 was sentenced to eight years and six months, having been found guilty of conspiracy to supply drugs and being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods.

Mgbedike of Spur Road, Orpington, BR6 was sentenced to eight years, having been found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

While Okubote of Evan Cook Close, Peckham, SE15 was found guilty of conspiracy to supply firearms with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to possess ammunition with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life.

Okubote was sentenced to 23.5 years’ imprisonment on 9 November 2018.

See Met Police tweet:

Three men who conspired to transport firearms and drugs into the UK via Eurotunnel have been sentenced to a total of 40 years following an operation by the Met, the UK Border Force and CPS. https://t.co/52YjiNYvhk pic.twitter.com/fUAoSGJXEU

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) May 20, 2019

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